Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure used to renew overall skin tone and texture. It can improve the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, acne scarring, melasma, and other skin-related concerns and conditions.
The procedure uses a special applicator with an abrasive surface to gently sand away the thick outer layer of the skin to rejuvenate it.
Microdermabrasion is considered a safe procedure for most skin types and colors. People might choose to get the procedure if they have the following skin concerns:
- fine lines and wrinkles
- hyperpigmentation, age spots and brown spots
- enlarged pores and blackheads
- acne and acne scars
- stretch marks
- dull-looking skin complexion
- uneven skin tone and texture
- sun damage
You can expect to see noticeable results immediately after the procedure. The number of microdermabrasion sessions needed will depend on the severity of your skin concerns as well as your expectations.
Before seeing reduced signs of aging, a person may require between 5 and 16 treatments.
Once you have reached optimal results after a few treatments you can expect the results to last as long as your skin cell renewal cycle which is about 28 days. This is if you stop treatments all together but if you want to maintain the results we recommend you to do monthly treatments.
The procedure should not be painful. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) estimate that it takes 30–40 minutes for the face and 20 minutes for the neck. Afterward, there may be slight swelling or sunburn-like symptoms for a few days.
"It’s the treatment that can make skin look smoother and more youthful, fade pigmenation and help with acne and scarring."
"Patients with fine lines, uneven pigmentation or clogged pores may benefit most from a series of microdermabrasion treatments."
"You can expect to see noticeable results immediately after the procedure."
"Buffing away the dead skin cells leaves the skin looking more radiant and feeling smoother. It can help improve surface texture and very superficial fine lines and wrinkles'."